Bad at Sports
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.
Bad at Sports Episode 42: The Shark bites! Wesley Kimler (painter, agitator, and co-founder of slices and dices the Chicago art world.  Ouch.  Wesley gives us the skinny on being an artist in Chicago, who is ruining the Chicago art world, and what we can do to start turning it all around.  The man is not afraid to name names and calls for the heads of many a Chicago Art world insider.  Chicago, meet the "Shark." Lets hope we are not his foe.


In theory, we will be in this week's Time Out Chicago!!!

Bad at Sports will be on auction for the 40000 moving support fund at  Phyllis' Musical Inn (1800 W. Division St.) June 29th from 7-10pm (featuring a silent art and us auction and the musical stylings of Oh Charles!)

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Wesley Kimler
New York Times
Sabrina Raaf
Oh Charles
Ed Paschke
William "Bill" Conger
UIC, Art Dept
Northwestern Art Dept.
School of the Art Institute
Museum of Contemporary Art
Robbin Lockett Gallery: There are no links but She seems to have shown almost everyone conceptually driven examples include Chris Wool, Stephen Prina, Gaylen Gerber, Ken Lum, John Currin, James Casebere, and Hirsch Perlman. Duncan wonders if she could have really been that stupid. Whatever happened to her?
Mitchell Kane
Howard and Donna Stone
The Whitney Museum of American Art
Chicago Reader
Judith Kirshner
James Rondeau
Susanne Ghez
Flash Art
Francesco Bonami
Ant Farm
Project Artaud Theater
Mark Strand
Sandro Miller
Michael Workman
Art Basel Miami
Red Moon Theater
Paul Klein
Tony Fitzpatrick
Chicago Art Project
David Roth
Lynne Warren
Elizabeth Smith
Luc Tuymans
Elizabeth Peyton
David Salle
Julian Schnabel
John Currin
Richard Avedon
Lydia Donna
Jerry Salz
Roberta Smith
Robert Storr
William De Kooning
Joan Mitchell
Alan Artner (article "The Fly Boys")
Kerry James Marshall
Mccormick Place
Dan Ramirez
Susan Doremus
Robert Heinecken
James Yood
Soren Kierkegaard
Edward Kienholz
Michel Foucault
Walter Hopps
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ad Reinhart
The Met
Robert Hughes
Lucien/Lucian Freud
Mike Kelley
Claire Pentecost
Hubert Marcuse
Henry Gibson
Jeffrey Deitch
Art Star
Chris Sperandio
John Altoon
Philip Guston
Alejandro Escovedo (Orchestra)
Leonardo Da Vinci
You Know it!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_42_Shark_bites.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

There is so much wrong with this story, I don't know what to think... This story is so damn weird I don't know what to think...why do this...what would you do with them....people actually paid money to see that movie....what next?!?!

From the Chicago Tribune
Employee charged in theft at gallery
Artist, suspect know vastly different fame

By Charles Sheehan
Tribune staff reporter
Published June 18, 2006
An artist whose work has become a hot commodity after it was featured prominently in the movie "The Break-Up" was the victim of a break-in at her Chicago gallery.

Investigators now say it was an inside job. On Saturday a Cook County Criminal Court judge ordered an intern from Francine Turk Gallerie held on $50,000 bail.

Michael Gutweiler, 23, a graphic arts student at Columbia College, said nothing during his hearing before Judge Thomas Hennelly. Gutweiler has been charged with felony burglary.

Turk said that since her work appeared in the condominium at the heart of the Chicago-based film starring Jennifer Anniston and Vince Vaughn, collectors have been snapping up everything she creates.

"It's just been such a frenzy with people grabbing my work left and right that I can't make it fast enough," she said. "I think he saw the frenzy, and one thing led to another."

Witnesses said two men in black ski masks smashed through a glass front door at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the South Loop gallery, grabbed 10 paintings and sped off in a maroon van, Officer Kristina Schuler said.

The paintings have not been found, and nobody else has been charged, police said.

Gutweiler, who grew up in St. Louis, was the subject of a 2004 profile in the Tribune.

On Oct. 19, 1998, St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little ran a stoplight in a sport-utility vehicle and smashed into the car driven by Susan Gutweiler, Michael Gutweiler's mother.

She died 12 hours later. Michael Gutweiler was 15 at the time.

Little pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 4 years' probation and 1,000 hours' community service.

In an interview with Tribune sports columnist Rick Morrissey, Gutweiler said that his mother's death had ruined his life.

He told Morrissey that after the accident, he quit playing ice hockey and soccer. He withdrew from friends and stopped taking medication for Tourette's syndrome, he said.

Turk said she posted a job for a summer intern on the Columbia College Web site seeking help in the wake of her newfound fame.

Gutweiler was hired in May, she said.

Detectives told her almost immediately that the theft was an inside job and asked Turk for a list of employees.

Court documents say Gutweiler had a pellet gun tucked in his waistband. The gun may have been used to shoot out the glass front door, police said.

Gutweiler is scheduled to appear in court again June 23.

Calls to Gutweiler's father's home in St. Louis were not returned Saturday.

Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

From Art or Idiocy?

RE: Maureen Gallace

Anonymous said...

i think these paintings are really great. i think bad at sports needs to start actually looking at the work and stop being so frickin lazy! stomping around and cussing will never give them a critical edge.

and there street cred is crap anyways.

4:36 PM

Anonymous said...

Wah Wah Wah, we didn't like the painting you like, waah. How dare we not like something, particularly these flacid, dull, technically mediocre paintings. You're right, our opinion makes us lazy, damn right, how dare we not like something you like!

Street cred, we have street cred?!?! I seriously doubt it, any notion of that is probably crap, our audience couldn't fill a bus.

Stop crying and challenge us to a fight you coward.

Bad at Sports

11:27 AM

Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

Student industriousness at its best

Art student knits her own ferrari!
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 9:48am EDT